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Police outline safety measures and road closures for Labour Day

HEADING into the 62nd Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day, police outlined some law and order measures and precautions for the public to adhere to during the weekend celebrations.

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Minister says PM will address NIB concerns next week

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis will address concerns relating to the National Insurance Board (NIB) next Wednesday, Economic Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis said on Thursday.

Ministry reveals revisions to High School Diploma

AFTER longstanding public outcry on the criteria of the Bahamas High School Diploma, the Ministry of Education announced on Friday several revisions that have been made.

Education Director: We want to remove every barrier that we can to education

EDUCATION Director Dominique Russell says the government’s new National School Breakfast Programme brings the country one step closer to eradicating poverty, which is one of the major barriers to educational opportunities for students, especially for those chronically absent.

Grand Bahama Port Authority: Decisive action required to continue to achieve promise of Hawksbill Creek Agreement

IN response to Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis’ criticisms that the Hawksbill Creek Agreement model does not work, the Grand Bahama Port Authority said Freeport’s economy is showing signs of recovery with more than $1.5 billion in foreign direct investments well underway.

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Port Authority announces storm readiness plan ahead of upcoming hurricane season

As June 1 marks the beginning of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Grand Bahama Port Authority Ltd has announced the completion of its storm readiness plan to mitigate against any storm event.

EDITORIAL: What the Budget did not say

WHEN taking the time to sit down and examine yesterday’s Budget communication by Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis, it is as important to look at what was not said as much as what was.

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Deficit's 75% cut hinges on $400m revenue surge

The Ministry of Finance's top official yesterday asserted he is "very confident" the Government will increase revenues by $400m year-over-year, and slash its fiscal deficit by 75 percent, in the absence of new and/or increased taxes.

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Gov't near-tripling cruise departure tax to $145m

The Government is aiming to near-triple revenues earned from departing cruise passengers to $145m in the 2023-2024 Budget via a series of new and increased fees, it was revealed yesterday.

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'Throwing darts': PM pledges 'decisive action' on Freeport

The Prime Minister's decision to put the Grand Bahama Port Authority's (GBPA) owners on notice that he plans to take "decisive action" to halt Freeport's two-decade decline yesterday provoked mixed reactions from residents and politicians.

Bahamas is exploring 'debt for nature' swap

The Government is exploring a "debt-for-nature swap" with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that could result in at portion of its $11.2bn national debt being forgiven, the Prime Minister said yesterday.